This year was an embracing and fight to allow for calm in my art. I became comfortable shooting landscape and still life again, as I had begun so many years ago, carrying my camera around instead of planning editorials and vying for what's popular and attention-grabbing. In no way is what's 'trendy' exempt from my photography and life, but I grew to allow myself time to create, experiment, and learn. My photographs for 2017 reflect more of a verite than they ever have, still incorporating my distinct love for a pastel, dreamy optimism.
In March, I saw snow for the first time ever, having lived in Florida my entire life. This moment was a trigger for change, as I immediately felt like a kid taking photos again, just to remember and capture everything out of excitement, without much thought for quality or composition.
The rest of this year had been a continuation of these sentiments in my life and subsequently, my art. I aim to reflect in my three chosen pieces.
x Caro Van Doe